Water Storage Tank Inspection & Evaluation

Water Storage Tank Inspection & Evaluation

Project Manager

Water Utilities Engineering / Brandon M. Neal, P.E.

SUA Project No. 16WG09

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What We're Doing

Stillwater Utilities Authority trustees authorized a professional services agreement with Kleinfelder in March 2016 to provide inspection services, tank cleaning and recommendations on improvements and maintenance for the City's water tanks. Examples of possible recommendations include adding tank mixers to improve water quality, installing access hatches to meet safety requirements, painting, and replacing corroded pipes and structural members. 

Anticipated Milestones

  • Anticipated Date (Design): N/A
  • Anticipated Date (Construction): N/A
  • Anticipated Date (Completion): September 2019

Benefits of the Project

There are eleven water storage tanks in the City's distribution system. Like any infrastructure, the tanks require periodic maintenance and improvements. This project will assess the condition of the City's tanks, identify and prioritize needed repairs.

Budget & Funding

  • Year Funded: FY2016
  • Funding Source: Water Fund
  • Project Budget: $401,782
  • Expenditures to date: $306,128

Project Management


April 12, 2016: This project will extend the life and improve the reliability of the City's water storage tanks.

June 2, 2016: Inspections of the tanks are complete. Kleinfelder's inspections uncovered some areas needing repair.

April 28, 2017: Kleinfelder has drafted reports for each tank and presented their findings to staff. They are now preparing final reports and a prioritized set of recommendations.

January 29, 2018: Received final reports from Kleinfelder.

March 16, 2018: Received draft Capital Improvement Plan report from Kleinfelder.

May 4, 2018: Final reports have been received from Kleinfelder and are being reviewed by City staff.

Actions Authorized by Stillwater Utilities Authority (SUA):

  • 3.7.16  | SUA-16-13 |  Recommendation for the inspection and evaluation of water storage tanks


(Posted April 12, 2016):

Water Storage Tank Inspection.

Water Storage Tank Inspection